...because life's too short not to spend it doing the things you love!

My Mission

I want to help as many people as possible to create an online business doing what they love and quit their 9-5 for good

I believe that it's possible for EVERYONE to be successful at something.  Success isn't some secret formula only handed out to a few people at birth.  We all have it in us - and the chances are, if we're doing what we love, then that's a great start.  

Do you dread Monday mornings?​

Do you hate feeling constantly torn between your family and your job?​

Do you dream of creating a business that will give you a life that you love? Perhaps you've already started your entrepreneurial journey?

I've been in your shoes. I was stressed, constantly feeling frazzled, frustrated that I never saw my family and not sure how I would be able to create more balance in my life.  I felt trapped. Now, I have my own business, I spend each day doing what I love, I get more time with my children.  I'm happier, healthier and I know I'll never go back to how it was...

My Story

When did you realise that there was more to life than your 9-5? That our time on this earth is just too short and too full of potential to waste it doing something that that doesn't excite you and make you happy?

I can pin point the exact moment that I had that epiphany. I was with my 2 year old son and he wanted to go to the park. I wanted to take him. I wanted to push him on the swings, to see his smile and hold his little hand as he went down the slide. I wanted to, but I couldn't. It had been raining and everything was too wet. It occurred to me that the only time I saw my boy at the park, was when our child minder took him and sent me pictures. I was watching my children grow up by text. I had been blindly climbing the corporate ladder, making sacrifice after sacrifice because 'it would all be worth it when I got the next promotion' - except with each promotion came more sacrifice. It suddenly seemed so ridiculous. So tragically ridiculous. I went home and I cried. I wept. My husband hugged me and told me to do whatever would make me happy again.

For the first time in as long as I could remember, I asked myself what that would be. What could I do that would take away the feeling that I was living life by compromises and sacrifices? Firstly, I wanted to do something that would allow me to balance my work and my family. No more missed school plays, no more park trips by text. Secondly, I wanted to do something that would allow me to be creative and to make use of the business and coaching skills and experience that I have gained through a 13 year corporate career and a successful food blog. Lastly, I wanted to be there for as many other hopeful entrepreneurs as possible who are trying to leave behind their 9-5 and create a business and life that they love.

It was pretty scary - just thinking of a life - a career outside of my corporate bubble.  A huge part of me doubted whether I could actually do anything else.  So I sat down and I listed out my experience.  It turned out, I was more qualified than I realised!

  • I trained to be a teacher - it taught me I loved to teach, but I don't want to be restricted by the confines of secondary school french teaching
  • I trained to be a counsellor. It taught me that I'm fascinated by people; what motivates them, what lights them up and how I can help them tap into that
  • I worked for a Footsie 30 company for 13 years, beginning as a customer service agent, then managing customer service teams, running a department, changing direction and moving into marketing before finally working my way up again to manage a marketing team.  I learned so much and found that I loved being able to continue my passion for developing people.  Over the thirteen years, I managed numerous teams and trained  in people management and coaching.  I also coached aspiring managers and created and delivered a training programme for them.

It turns out, my entire career was leading me to this point!

So I became a Strategist for Online Startups. I was terrified to leave the comfort of my corporate cushion but in doing so, a weight lifted from my shoulders and my path suddenly became clear. It was exciting! Since then I've gained a whole heap more experience!

I've built a brand that I'm proud of

I've created a website and a blog

I've built a growing community in my Facebook group, Business Class

I've started creating videos - something I'd never done before but which I'm continuing to learn more about each week!​

Most importantly - I've already been able to help people to start and grow their online businesses!

Tomlin Leckie http://tomlinharmonicalessons.com

...you completely changed my approach to asking for the sale. Sales are up massively and my students are happy also. Wins all round.

Now I want to help others like you, who are considering, or who have just taken that first scary step towards the life they want but who perhaps don't have the benefit of business and marketing experience. I want to help you to cut through all the confusion and information overload so that you can leave your 9-5 behind for good and create a business and life that you love.

Where you can find me

I think community plays a huge part in our business success.  Spending time in the company of like-minded people who know and understand the challenges that you're facing, who can offer help, support and sometimes just a word of encouragement - it's SO important! That's why I started my Facebook Group, Business Class.  It's a safe space where no questions are stupid and where we're there to grow and succeed together.  I pop in for weekly Facebook Live Q&A's too - I'd love to see you there!

I post a new video each Monday which offers a range of business related tips and and musings.  I also post regularly on my blog.  To be kept in the loop on all my latest posts, you should definitely join my Business Class email list! I'll email you with all my latest updates plus a fun-filled monthly newsletter.  As a thank you for signing up, I'll also send you a FREE 5 Step Guide to Writing Your Perfect Marketing Plan.

Want something more personal?

If you're currently feeling trapped in your 9-5 and you need a push to help you get started and get some momentum in your business then I'd love to chat!

I offer bespoke 20 minute strategy sessions where we hone in on your next step.  That's it - nothing complex or overwhelming - just what to focus on next.  If that sounds like just what you need then you can book your Startup Strategy Session here (oh, and the good news? It's just £14.99!)

If you're interested in working together in a more in depth way then you can check out my coaching packages here.